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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight

Studies in Fiction, Media and a Contemporary Cultural Experience

Edited by Mariah Larsson, Edited by Ann Steiner

SOCIAL SCIENCE

304 Pages, 5.75 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $52.95 (US $52.95) (CA $57.95)

Publication Date: December 2011

ISBN 9789185509638

Rights: US, CA, AU, NZ, SAM & CN

Nordic Academic Press (Dec 2011)

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Overview

With contributions from various experts, this is an interdisciplinary approach to the global phenomenon that is the Twilight series, which has evolved well beyond the novels by Stephenie Meyer. This anthology contains in-depth film analyses, gender perspectives, economic and literary studies of the book market, and several articles on fans and fandom as well as contributions investigating vampire fiction traditions and vampire religious beliefs. A theoretically well-founded study, this volume maps the contemporary cultural experience surrounding Twilight and discusses multiple themes, such as fear of aging, vampire ethics and the cross-generational appeal.

Author Biography

Mariah Larsson is senior lecturer and the program coordinator of the master's program in sexology at Malmö University in Sweden and is the coauthor of Swedish Film: An Introduction and a Reader. Her work has been published in various journals, including Intellect Ltd. Ann Steiner is a lecturer in literary studies and publishing studies at Lund University in Sweden. Her research focuses mainly on contemporary book trade as well as the relationship between literature and digital technology.